Today’s Plan…Summer Cocktails – Bottom’s Up!

A few more challenges…Sketch: Tuesday Morning (#610) and Style and Theme: Happy Little Stampers June CAS.  I chose the colors from another challenge that unfortunately decided to take a break, but they were fun colors!  Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral and Coastal Cabana. Here is what I created: Steps: Background Panel: (4¼” x 5½’)” Basic WhiteContinue reading “Today’s Plan…Summer Cocktails – Bottom’s Up!”

Holiday Joy – Christmas Collage

And now for something completely different…over at Happy Little Stampers there is a monthly Christmas Challenge and while I don’t usually start thinking Christmas until August/September, I thought, why not?  The Saturday Sketch Challenge (#664) seemed to be a good fit for one of my all-time favorite retired Background stamps: Christmas Collage and the retiredContinue reading “Holiday Joy – Christmas Collage”

All Squared Away in the Majestic Mountains

Having a play with a number of challenges:  Sketch – Try Stampin’ on Tuesday’s (#509), Colors – Color Throw Down (#646), Technique / Tools – The Spot Creative Challenge (#165) and the June Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge and Theme – Cardz 4 Guys (#272). Here is the result: Who says you have to goContinue reading “All Squared Away in the Majestic Mountains”

Floral Square Circles – Hello

Here it is!  Sunday’s Sketch – SS003…a quick post as I have the Weekend Challenge yet to do… A little creative paper snipping to use a chosen row from the Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#116).  Even though I was a guest designer for this board…there are seven more choices and I wanted to play. AndContinue reading “Floral Square Circles – Hello”

Forever Florals Watercolor – Fragrant Friendship

May 31st…where has the month gone?  I wanted to do a little water-coloring and looked through my stash for an image that would be fun to play with.  I selected a flower from the retired stamp set Forever Florals and chose the sentiment from Grace’s Garden to go with it. Sketch: CAS Colours & SketchesContinue reading “Forever Florals Watercolor – Fragrant Friendship”

Dear Friend – Weekend Challenge – Color Inspiration

This week’s Weekend Challenge to keep you stamping is a color based.  The image I chose has a bevy of floral bouquet options.  Take from it what you will.  Be inspired by the image and/or the colors.  Have fun with it! I chose the sketch layout from Atlantic Hearts (AHSC # 421) and opted toContinue reading “Dear Friend – Weekend Challenge – Color Inspiration”

Decorative Mandala – On my mind…

This week’s Fab Friday Challenge (#213) is a sketch and I chose the Sunday Stamps Challenge (#257) for the color palette using the new Plenty of Patterns Decorative Masks as a stencil for the Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge for May to create this #SimpleStamping card. And this is the result: Steps: Focal Panel: (2¾”)Continue reading “Decorative Mandala – On my mind…”